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San Ima  was born in 2011 by the singer and djane Anaís Furtado and the musicologist Alejandro Pardo. One year later, San Ima’s single “Nuvens” was chosen to be part of the “SoundGroundBerlin” compilation, followed by performances at Gretchen, Fusion and Kater Holzig. In 2014 the EP “Saudadich” was released, in collaboration with the drummer Andrea Zuliani and the sound designer and visual artist VanTa. In 2015, San Ima performed at the Karneval der Kulturen, the AT.Tension Festival and were finalists of the Creole World Music Contest in Werkstatt der Kulturen. By the end of the same year, they opened up for the concert of Brazilian grammy-winner Céu at Binuu, in Berlin.

Since 2015 San Ima has new members: the sax player and singer Ares Gratal and the drummer Antonio Piñera. They are collaborating in the new EP, which will be released in 2019.

“Saudade made in Berlin” (Funkhaus Europa 2014)

“Die Berliner Band San Ima experimentiert auf ihrer aktuellen EP mit dekonstruiertem Bossa Nova und Elektropop” (Funkhaus Europa 2014)

“Mit brasilianischen texten, weltoffenen Melodien und visueller Kunst sang sich Anaís Furtado mit ihrer Band San Ima in unser Herz” (DigiMedial 2014)

„Eine Performance, die Grenzen überwindet“ (Bazaar Berlin 2015)



“Saudadich” – EP (2014)

“Nuvens” – single; Compilation SoundGroundBerlin (2012)


Played: Gretchen, Fusion Festival, Kater Holzig, AT.Tension, Werkstatt der Kulturen, Binuu, Klunkerkranich, Cap de Creus (Cadaqués), Antares (Goa) u.a.